Daphne, an ongoing workshop and nightlife series from Chicago's Smartbar featuring female, female-identifying and non-binary DJs, will expand for 2017 and take place during the entire month of March.
In addition to a longer series of programs, Daphne will also feature a larger variety of local and international acts, including Elysia Crampton, Nina Kraviz, Volvox, Octo Octa, The Black Madonna, Cassy, Honey Dijon, and more. Many of Smartbar's ongoing parties, including Cubic Zirconia and Oktave, will showcase musicians for the series.
"With the Daphne series, we hope to disprove the oft-cited "roadblocks" used to scapegoat gender disparities in dance lineups by showing that gender parity is not only possible, but it also requires no compromise in the quality or success of the club," the club said.
Daphne coincides with Women's History Month, which takes place during the month of March. Pre-sale tickets may be purchased here. Last month, we spoke to Eris Drew, a featured performer during this year's Daphne series, about Hugo Ball.